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Author Hawas, May, author.

Title Politicising world literature : Egypt, between pedagogy and the public / May Hawas
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource (viii, 222 pages)
Series Routledge research in postcolonial literatures ; 68
Routledge research in postcolonial literatures ; 68.
Contents Love in the time of world crises : Milan Kundera's The unbearable lightness of being and Waguih Ghali's Beer in the snooker club -- "Moving like rivers through us" : individual and global landscapes in Tsitsi Dangarembga's Nervous conditions and Leila Ahmed's A border passage -- The case of the strange familiarity between Andrea Camilleri and Tawfik al-Hakim -- Circumnavigating the canon : Amitav Ghosh's Antique land and the long tenth century -- Conclusion : world literature : negotiation and equilibrium
Summary Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public engages with postcolonial and world literature approaches to examine the worldly imaginary of the novel genre and assert the political imperative to teaching world literature. How does canonising world literature relate to societal, political or academic reform? Alternating between close reading of texts and literary history, this monograph studies a corpus of novels and travelogues in English, Arabic, French, Czech and Italian to historicise Egypt's literary relations with different parts of the world in both the modern period and the pre-modern period. In this rigorous study, May Hawas argues that protagonists, particularly in times of political crises, locate themselves as individuals with communal or political affiliations that supersede, if not actually resist, national affiliations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 22, 2019)
Subject Postcolonialism in literature.
Comparative literature -- Europrean and Arabic
Comparative literature -- Arabic and European
Arabic literature -- Egypt -- History and criticism
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Arabic literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019021458
ISBN 9780429521898